New Music Blind Date
This concert will be a tribute to the work and thought of José Saramago, in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, through the performative fusion of the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, which includes outstanding contemporary music soloists from Galicia and Portugal, and the Ensemble New Babylon, from Bremen (Germany).
Fourteen musicians, seven from the New Babylon Ensemble and another seven from the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, conducted by Portuguese conductor Pedro Figueiredo, will present in world premiere three pieces by Alexander F. Müller (Germany), Ramón Souto (Spain) and Ângela da Ponte (Portugal). ).
“If I have eyes again, I will truly look into the eyes of others, as if I were seeing their soul”
José Saramago, Essay on Blindness
Masterfully anticipating the current COVID-19 pandemic in his book Ensaio sobre a Cegueira, José Saramago traces a disturbing parable of today’s society: the sudden emergence and inexplicable nature of an instantaneous blindness pandemic causes widespread panic and quickly unravels social order while illness transcends a meaning that goes beyond physical reality.
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